SkillUp Washington closely monitors the latest national and statewide workforce development news. A library of recent news articles and press releases are provided below.  For press inquiries, click Contact Us or email skillup@skillupwa.org or call (206) 388-1670.  If you would like to learn more about SkillUp and it’s partners, please click Newsletter

Partners in the News: Partner Profile: King County Employment and Education Resources

Hannelore Makhani, Re-engagement System Manager at King County Employment and Education Resources (KCEER), is working to make sure that all young people have the opportunities they need to prepare for and get hired for great jobs.

As part of King County’s Community and Human Services, KCEER coordinates employment services for all, alongside many dedicated community partners. This month we sat down with Hanne to learn more about the impact of KCEER initiatives

SkillUp Washington: About Us

Workforce development matters: we’re proud to debut a video profile of SkillUp’s partnerships and programs, featuring the Seattle Foundation, Port Jobs and South Seattle College – Georgetown.

SkillUp in the News: Westfield-Southcenter workers get career boost

Westfield-Southcenter workers get career development boost from prestigious National Fund grant SkillUp Washington uses grant funds to launch new industry partnership with Port Jobs, expand economic opportunities for local retail workers. SEATTLE, WA (October 10, 2017) – The National Fund announced this month a $300,000 grant, made possible through support from Walmart Giving, to SkillUp…

Initiatives in the News: Sector Skills Academy Summary Report

The Greater Seattle Sector Academy helped Fellows grow and support sectorial workforce development strategies in the Central Puget Sound region. The model, originally designed by the Aspen Institute, creates a venue for different constituencies (community-based organizations, community colleges, workforce investment boards, government agencies, labor-management groups, etc.) to learn about and pool their talents and resources…

Initiatives in the News: SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Report

Entry-level health care jobs play a vital role in the lives of health care consumers, the health care workforce and economy.  These jobs offer fulfilling careers, and are gateways to next step careers for many.  There are numerous opportunities to partner between employers, educators and community-based organizations working to advance the skills and career aspirations…